North West Wales

Isaac Nash's family to attend Anglesey memorial service

Zoe and Isaac Nash Image copyright Adam Nash
Image caption Isaac, pictured with mother Zoe, has not been seen since 29 August

The family of a schoolboy swept out to sea while playing on a beach on Anglesey will return to the island for a memorial service.

Isaac Nash, 12, from Huddersfield, was in the water at Aberffraw with brother Xander, 10, on a family holiday when they got into difficulty.

Xander was saved but Isaac was swept away on 29 August. The search was scaled down earlier this month.

His father, Adam, is hoping to speak at the service on Sunday.

The 35-year-old told the Huddersfield Examiner the reaction from people on Anglesey had been "unbelievable and extremely touching".

He said: "At Sunday's service I will be saying a few words and thanking everybody if I can hold it together. It will be very much a celebration of Isaac's life.

"We want to say a big thank you to everyone from the RNLI, the coastguard and police to the local people who have helped us so much."

Image copyright Adam Nash
Image copyright North Wales Police
Image caption Isaac Nash had visited Aberffraw with his family since he was a baby

Rescue teams and members of the community are expected to attend Sunday's service at St Beuno's, a 12th-century parish church in Aberffraw, which will be led by Rev Emlyn Williams.

"It will be a service giving thanks for Isaac's short life," said the vicar.

Since the tragedy more than £11,400 has been raised in memory of the sport-loving youngster, with those involved hoping to raise £100,000 to build a skate park near Isaac's family home in Huddersfield.

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